There are risks associated with many activities we engage in each day. The level of risk and potential injuries tied to each activity varies widely. One of the more dangerous as well as commonly undertaken activities is riding a motorcycle. The mode of transportation is popular in states throughout the nation, including North Carolina. Over the course of the past few years there has been an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents that occur on roads throughout the country. Between 2011 and 2012, the number rose by 2,000. These accidents, some of which took place in North Carolina, can result in serious injuries or possibly death.